violence Category Archives
Happy Columbus day. A national holiday dedicated to one of the most insidious agents of colonialism, genocide, theft and enslavement. I came across a video beckoning us to reconsider Columbus day and introduce a national Indigenous cultures holiday. Trust me my Indigenous brothers and sisters - black folks have a whole month, yet that doesn’t […]
The Homie, Maria Tchijov over at Change.org hit me up the other day about a new petition that puts pressure on the corporate owners of the Comfort Inn to put a stop to child prostitution in their hotels. The petition was initiated by Change.org blogger Amanda Kloer, following the sex trafficking and subsequent tragic death […]
President Barack Obama has been riding the coat-tails of his military/political victory over the so-called “scourge of the seas off the Horn of Africa” - but is the United States the real pirate? For those of you who have been watching CNN, MSNBC or Fox News, most of the coverage on the Somalian Piracy crisis […]
Can Capcom Make A Video Game Where A White Dude Murders A Bunch Of Black People And Get Away With It?
Take a look at this brother… with his budging eyes and twisted mouth, he is the very personification of Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit. He is the new villain in Resident Evil 5 - the 7th installment of Capcom’s wildly successful zombie franchise. The game drops in stores nationally this Friday. For those of you who […]
After delays due to tropical storm Gustof, the Republican Party has kicked off its 2008 Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mainstream media has been covering the convention with emphasis on satellite interviews with George W. Bush and speeches from the likes of Laura Bush and Joe Lieberman. Another focus has been vice presidential nominee Sarah […]
In the wake of economic turmoil in neighboring countries, South Africa has experienced a spike in immigration in recent years. Zimbabwe alone has seen an exodus of over 2 million, with many people looking for a better life in South Africa. This influx of immigrants and refugees has led to violence, looting and murder in […]
I created this Sean Bell tribute in response to the outrageous “not guilty” verdict passed today. I recorded the original song, “Don’t Push” back in 2006, when the incident first occurred. Rest in Peace, brother.
Today the NYPD officers who slaughtered an unarmed father of two named Sean Bell received a verdict of Not Guilty. A New York State Supreme Court judge cleared officers Mike Oliver, Marc Cooper and Gescard Isnora of manslaughter and reckless endangerment this morning.
On November 25, 2006, Sean Bell was murdered on the day before […]
Not much to say about this–not much but ‘damn.’
Army attendance at Uganda conference stirs recruiting rumor
The United States Army is not looking for a few good Ugandans.
An Army recruiting spokesman said Wednesday he was working to squelch a potential influx of interested applicants after an African news agency incorrectly reported the U.S. military planned […]
via sokari @ blacklooks
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Carnival by submitting posts as well as those who linked and promoted the carnival on their blogs. Thinking about how to group the Carnival posts I finally decided on two groupings, those that speak specifically to the Global South and those which speak to a […]